Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kari Kozhukattai ( Rice Dumpling in Rich Mutton Gravy)



Hi friends ,
       Today's post is "Kari Kozhukattai" a.k.a "Aathu Roti ", it's a tradition in our house to make this dish the day before Diwali , for dinner...it's a lovely way to start this festival....When I was a little girl we were in a joint family. I would be eagerly waiting for this time of the day...so at last we can wear our new dresses...and go outside to light all the fire crackers.While my grandma, ma and aunties would be busy in the kitchen making a delicious meal of this Aathu Roti ( that's how we call it in our house).....once they are done with there department they will come and join us in our fun......loved those days...my grandma used to sit in the porch and watch us kids enjoying & posing for photos.... back home this time of year would be so cheerful and Happy...busy shopping for dresses , making sweets ,distributing to all relatives and friends......inviting friends over for lunch or dinner...
     So whenever I prepare this dish ...all those sweet memories come back ...and will be smiling to myself most of the time while cooking.....
     So now lets go to the recipe.......friends do try this out it's a keeper...



Ingredients:-


For the Gravy:-

  • Mutton / Baby Goat -1/2 kg
  • Onion - 1 big 
  • Tomato- 2
  • Green chillies -2
  • Coriander leaves -a small bunch
  • Mint leaves - 5 or 6 leaves
  • Ginger Garlic paste -2 tsp
  • Cardamom -2 
  • Star Anise -1
  • Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon Stick - 2 inch piece
  • Cloves -4
  • Biriyani leaves - 2 or 3 small pieces
  • Chili powder - 1 or 2 tsp ( according to spice level)
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  • Coconut ( Grated) - 3/4 cup
  • Coconut milk - 1/2 can or milk for 1 coconut
  • Salt
  • oil

For the Rice Dumplings:-
  • Rice Flour -2 cups and 2 tbsps
  • Water - 4.5 cups
  • salt
  • Coconut ( Grated)- 1/4 cup
Seasoning:-
  • Mustard seeds - 1tsp
  • Dry Red Chilies -3
  • Curry leaves -2 springs
Method:-


To make the Gravy:-

   In a pressure cooker heat some oil and season it with Fennel seeds,biriyani leaf,cardamom, cinnamon,cloves,star anise

Now add in the juliens onion and saute till transparent...

Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes

Add in the Green chillies and saute
 

Add in the tomatoes and saute for few mins..


Now add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and saute. 

Saute till the tomato is all cooked and smashed well..
 

Now add the mutton /baby goat

Now add the chopped mint and Coriander leaves

Now pressure cook it without adding water, till the meat is cooked fully ..it took me 4 whistles on high flame ...it depends upon the kind of meat you use .
 

The Meat is cooked  till soft...


Grind the coconut to a very smooth paste

Now add the coconut paste to the gravy


 Let it come to a boil and switch it off..

To make the Rice dumpling:-

In a  Pan add water and salt...

Mix the Rice flour and Coconut and keep it aside..
 
Once the water comes to a vigorous boil and in the rice flour slowly

Add mix it with a spatula so that no lumps are formed..

Let it cool down a bit..cover it with a damp cloth,other wise the dough will dry out..


Once it's warm to touch , make small balls from it...Grease ur palm with oil if it sticks 
 

Flatten the ball as shown...
 

Do this to the rest of the dough..

In a deep pot add 5 cups of water and let it come to a good boil..

                                      
Drop in the prepared rice dumplings,Don't drop everything together.. drop them in batches..once u drop it ,it will settle in the bottom like shown in the pic...

                                   
Cook covered few mins..
 

Now can u see the rice dumplings floating on the top. now drop in the next batch and again cook covered  few more mins...

At this stage u can pour some of the water from the pot out...just so that the gravy will not be too watery....Now add the mutton gravy to this
 

Add in the coconut milk and and let it come to a boil..
At this stage mix rice flour with little water and and add this paste to this gravy..
 

Now in another pan heat oil and season it with mustard seeds ,dry redchillies and curry leaves
 

Add this seasoning to the dish and switch off the stove..
Once the dish cools down it will thicken into a nice rich gravy...

Like this.....



Note:-
    This dish can be made with chicken , boiled eggs or for vegetarian friends can make this with potatoes...but i personally feel that it taste best when cooked with mutton... 


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21 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious Chitra we have a different name for this a favourite meal
looks wonderful

Sravs said...

Looks very delicious and YUM !!

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Tina said...

Delicious combo...Yummy..

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Luvly Mutton Dumplings Curry.Luks yumm.Nicely done and presented.Luv it.

Raksha said...

I dont eat mutton, only I eat CHicken.
But this looks yum...
Happy Diwali

Priya's Feast said...

Wow..Nice dish with mutton..This is my fav..

soujanya said...

never heard of this..looks real yumm......

divya said...

looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...

Priya said...

Quite a different dish with mutton,makes me hungry.

Neha said...

This dish is new to me...Looks really good...

Susan and Abraham said...

Looks very delicious and YUM !! Susan

Uma said...

This combo is new and nice to know that it is traditional one.

aipi said...

How authentic n rustic it looks ~ nicely presented!
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priyaraj said...

Awesome preparation chitra,its our favourite dish in my mom's home too.we just love it to taste ....

Kalyan said...

looks so easy to prepare and delicious...lovely mouthwatering dish!

Amy said...

looks yummy!!

Santosh Bangar said...

looks tempting

JishasKitchen said...

wow..this is my fav ....looks so delicious & tempting..::)

Priti said...

Nice recipe ...looks very delicious

Sarah Naveen said...

We use a different name to it , and good to know variations of the same.
Feels like digging into it right away! yumm!

priya said...

i have searched ths dish in lots of places ....... i ate this when i was at childhood .. i ate it from my neighbours house at nagercoil kottar . finally i got it thanks alot ........

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